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Meet former/current UN Volunteers

Sachiko Kareki (left), UNV Programme Analyst/Inclusive Growth/UNDP, and Martina Vavrova (right), UNV intern for Gender and Advocacy/UNFPA, promoting the importance of social inclusion through respect, acceptance and tolerance together with the local NGO HandiKOS in Kosovo. (June Kashio, 2012)

UN Volunteer, Toni Paju (letft) engaged in discussion on volunteer efforts in environmental activities, with the Governor (centre), CSO leaders and youth volunteers. The photo was taken inside a greenhouse with drip irrigation system, supported by UNDP. (UNV programme, 2012). Read about his year in Kazakhstan:

UNV Programme Officer Germán Robles Osuna in Darfur, Sudan. (Photo: UNV 2012)

UN Volunteer Rita de Cassia Dutra, second from left, and teachers of the Salvador Hidalgo Cornejo school in Guadalupe, San Vincente, draw up the concept of an ideal school. This is part of the activities of the Disaster Risk Reduction workshop held twice a month in the school with teachers and community members. (Etel Matielo/UNV, 2011)

Larissa Bruun, a former UN Volunteer in Lao PDR, shows an edible insect in Vientiane, where the Food and Agriculture Organization informs the general public about its initiatives to fight malnutrition through an edible insect campaign. (Charlotte Spinazze, 2010)

National UN Volunteer Martha Guerrero Jiménez conducts an exercise with leaders of women’s organizations during an assembly with the “Women’s Round Table” in the Municipality of Orellana, Ecuador. The women gathered to discuss the Annual Operative Plan 2012 to coordinate their actions to promote gender budgeting. (María de los Angeles Manzano, 2011)

UN Volunteer Guillaume Fardel discusses registration challenges for Somali and Ethiopian refugees and asylum-seekers with UNHCR personnel in Mayfa’s Registration Centre on the Arabian Sea coast. (UNHCR, 2008)

Mohammad Sarhan is a UN Volunteer working for the Communications and Information Technology Section (Human Resources) of the African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), supporting the Darfuri Disabled Club by raising awareness and funds for their workshops and services. (Hermelinda Plata, 2011)

UN Volunteer Birgitt Hotz meets with the Dir clan and its clan elders to discuss humanitarian needs and the problems they face due to marginalization in Huurshe, central Somalia. Here, she prepares for the meeting with UN Volunteer Samual Jeddy, middle, and UNDSS security officer Robert Marinovic, left. (UNV, 2011)